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Invoking the Treaty of Waitangi

Invoking the Treaty of Waitangi

A participant in a 2004 hīkoi (march) to Parliament holds up a copy of the Treaty of Waitangi. Protesters wanted the government to confirm Māori customary rights to the seabed and foreshore. The Treaty of Waitangi, which safeguards customary rights, is recognised in New Zealand law.

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Dominion Post
Reference: 5 May 2004
Photograph by Ross Giblin

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Geoffrey Palmer, 'Law - Legal history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36988/invoking-the-treaty-of-waitangi (accessed 31 October 2020)

Story by Geoffrey Palmer, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 11 Oct 2016